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A comprehensive, weekly recap of the news and events that define ASD’s work and mission.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The Alliance for Securing Democracy released the Election Official’s Handbook which highlights six recommendations local election officials can implement at relatively little cost to fortify their election systems before the 2020 president [...]

2020-02-18T16:55:42-05:00February 18, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take There is no evidence that the Iowa app was hacked or manipulated in any way, but that is not the impression many voters were left with — and the impression of insecurity can be just as damaging as insecurity itself, Head of Policy and Rese [...]

2020-02-10T16:58:27-05:00February 10, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take There are not enough robust, multilateral mechanisms to share information about cyber threats, best practices, or lessons learned, Director Laura Rosenberger said on The Council on Foreign Relations’ podcast Why it Matters. Rosenberger als [...]

2020-02-04T10:38:13-05:00February 4, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The threat landscape for disinformation has grown exponentially since 2016, as the tools and techniques of information manipulation become cheaper and more widely accessible, explained Media and Digital Disinformation Fellow Bret Schafer o [...]

2020-01-27T15:33:38-05:00January 27, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The rollout of 5G wireless networks will likely be a defining geopolitical dilemma of 2020, but American and European consumers could easily mistake 5G for just another marketing ploy for early adopters—to the detriment of democracies worl [...]

2020-01-06T16:57:28-05:00January 6, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Russia wrote the playbook on foreign interference; other governments are now mimicking their tactics, Deputy Director Dave Salvo said in an interview with 91.5 KJZZ Phoenix. It is imperative that platforms and policymakers make the informa [...]

2019-12-16T15:14:10-05:00December 16, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements At the Alliance for Securing Democracy, we are working to develop comprehensive strategies to defend against, deter, and raise the costs on state actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions. We hope you will con [...]

2019-12-02T16:52:31-05:00December 2, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Russia’s strategy in the information space is to create the impression that it is impossible to know who is behind a particular narrative, Director Laura Rosenberger explained in a story about the Russian-backed campaign to frame Ukraine f [...]

2019-11-25T16:47:56-05:00November 25, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Foreign adversaries could rely on some voters’ expectation of manipulation to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the democratic process, warned Fellow for Elections Integrity David Levine in Fortune. Elections are just one target of much broa [...]

2019-11-18T13:25:01-05:00November 18, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement The Alliance for Securing Democracy is proud to partner with Microsoft in bringing together representatives from government, industry and civil society to counter cyber threats to elections and democracy more broadly as part of the Par [...]

2019-11-12T16:09:40-05:00November 12, 2019|By |
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